In Yemen an anti-government protester died from injuries sustained in clashes with police last night near the University Square in the capital Sana’a, epicentre of the anti-government movement since February 21, reports Misna.
According to the international media, the victim, a man, was killed by police gunfire in an intervention to impede tents from being set up around a hundred metres from the square. Dozens of protesters were also injured in the clashes, according to the opposition, and around ten policemen, according to the government.
Al Jazeera news agency reports that yesterday several thousands of people protested in Dhamar, 60km south of Sana’a, demanding the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in power for 32 years. In the same city, which counts a pro-government majority, a demonstration in favour of Saleh was staged two days ago.
According to independent sources, since the start of the anti-government protests inspired by the revolutionary wave sweeping the Arab Squares, 27 protesters have been killed in Yemen. Over the past weeks Saleh announced that he will not run for another term in the next elections.